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  70.421.  Athletic fund, source of funds — director only to license certain contests, exceptions — law not applicable to certain amateur matches. — 1.  The division shall have the power, and it shall be its duty, to accept application for and issue permits to hold professional boxing, sparring, professional wrestling, professional kickboxing, amateur kickboxing, professional full-contact karate, professional mixed martial arts, or amateur mixed martial arts contests in the state of Missouri, and to charge a fee for the issuance of same in an amount established by rule; such funds to be paid to the division which shall pay such funds into the Missouri state treasury to be set apart into the athletic fund.

  2.  The provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary notwithstanding, money in this fund shall not be transferred and placed to the credit of general revenue until the amount in the fund at the end of the biennium exceeds two times the amount of the appropriation from the fund for the preceding fiscal year or, if the division requires by rule renewal of the permits less frequently than yearly then three times the appropriation from the fund for the preceding fiscal year.  The amount, if any, in the fund which shall lapse is that amount in the fund which exceeds the appropriate multiple of the appropriations from the fund for the preceding fiscal year.

  3.  The division shall not grant any permit to hold professional boxing, sparring, professional wrestling, professional kickboxing, amateur kickboxing, professional full-contact karate, professional mixed martial arts, or amateur mixed martial arts contests in the state of Missouri except:

  (1)  Where such professional boxing, sparring, professional wrestling, professional kickboxing, amateur kickboxing, professional full-contact karate, professional mixed martial arts, or amateur mixed martial arts contest is to be held under the auspices of a promoter duly licensed by the division; and

  (2)  Where a fee has been paid for such permit, in an amount established by rule.

  4.  In such contests a decision shall be rendered by three judges licensed by the division.

  5.  Specifically exempted from the provisions of this chapter are contests or exhibitions for amateur boxing and amateur wrestling.  However, all amateur boxing and amateur wrestling must be sanctioned by a nationally recognized amateur sanctioning body approved by the office.

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(L. 1983 H.B. 635 § 3, A.L. 1985 S.B. 99, A.L. 1996 S.B. 524, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1122, A.L. 2007 H.B. 780 merged with S.B. 308, A.L. 2018 H.B. 1388)


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